|SPACE SHUTTLE - THE MAKING OF A MISSION - JSC|
This video documents shuttle launch and behind the scenes views of pre-launch preparations. Basic training activities of astronaut candidates are shown as well as what happens after graduation. Various shuttle simulators are featured, including scenes from the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
Keywords: shuttle launch; astronauts; Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL); JSC; NASA
Ewen Chardronnet films cosmonauts swimming in the neutral buoyancy pool of Star City, Russia. Where the cosmonauts train in water for extra-vehicular works, outside the International Space Station.
Keywords: star city; cosmonaut; neutral buoyancy; russia; international space station
|Preliminary design for a reverse Brayton cycle cryogenic cooler - Swift, Walter L|
A long life, single stage, reverse Brayton cycle cryogenic cooler is being developed for applications in space. The system is designed to provide 5 W of cooling at a temperature of 65 Kelvin with a total cycle input power of less than 200 watts. Key features of the approach include high speed, miniature turbomachines; an all metal, high performance, compact heat exchanger; and a simple, high frequency, three phase motor drive...
Keywords: LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES; NEUTRAL BUOYANCY SIMULATION; ORBITAL ASSEMBLY; SPACE SHUTTLE PAYLOADS; SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS; ASTRONAUT PERFORMANCE; DATA BASES; DATA CORRELATION; EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY
|Software safety - Leveson, Nanc|
Software safety and its relationship to other qualities are discussed. It is shown that standard reliability and fault tolerance techniques will not solve the safety problem for the present. A new attitude requires: looking at what you do NOT want software to do along with what you want it to do; and assuming things will go wrong. New procedures and changes to entire software development process are necessary: special software safety analysis techniques are needed; and design techniques, especia...
Keywords: EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY; EDUCATION; PROJECT MANAGEMENT; TRAINING SIMULATORS; FLIGHT SIMULATORS; HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE; NEUTRAL BUOYANCY SIMULATION; TRAINING DEVICES; WEIGHTLESSNESS; CREW PROCEDURES (INFLIGHT); CREW PROCEDURES (PREFLIGHT); DIVING (UNDERWATER)
|MITPE.210S07 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This course will thoroughly educate the successful student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a certified beginning SCUBA diver. The prerequisite for the course is passing the MIT SCUBA swim test and demonstrating a "comfort level" in the water. At the end of the class, students will attempt to pass the certification exam to become certified divers. The class is taught in two parts each week: a classroom session and a pool session...
Keywords: SCUBA; diving; physics; water; ocean; neutral buoyancy; regulator; decompression; rescue; swim techniques; kick cycles; marine life; ocean environment; navigation; dive tables; air consumption; snorkeling; skin diving; NAUI
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